Álvaro Chávez Luján


Álvaro Chávez Luján



Alvaro is a senior associate at the firm who has over 5 years of professional experience. He focuses on banking and financial regulation, M&A and financing transactions.

In the banking and finance field, he developed expertise at the Central Bank of Mexico, where he had a substantial participation in the draft of different financial regulations, in the negotiation of financial services chapters in commercial treaties and in structuring collateralized financing transactions.

Notably, he played an important role in implementing regulations on disruptive technology adoption in financial services, involving the Fintech and payment systems’ regulatory frameworks in Mexico. He led teams to draft regulations regarding electronic payments, wallets, virtual asset management, virtual currencies, sandboxes, APIs, the SPEI 2.0 reform and banks’ liquidity requirements, among others.

Areas of Practice


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Pennsylvania, Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2021)
  • Business and Law Certificate, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (2021)
  • Investment Analysis Certificate, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico (2018)
  • Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (2017)

Publications & Collaborations

  • Banking Regulation 2024 Guide, Mexico chapter, published by Chambers and Partners Read more
  • The Virtual Currency Regulation Review: Edition 6, Mexico chapter, published by The Law Reviews Read more
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